Post # 1
Ok so I have made up my mind about what to do about my ring I just have some questions!
My ring is a cluster and I have decided to take it in and have a larger stone set in place of the cluster here are my questions…
the center stone that i have is .75 tw and then I have 2 x.25 tw that I will be placing on the sides. How much do you think a jeweler will charge to reset the stone? So I would be having 9 small stones taken out and 3 larger stone put in (sorry if I am confusing)
i will also be having the 9 small stones turned into a band 🙂 if anyone has any clue I would appreciate it!
Post # 3
It sounds like you are going to need to have a new head put on the ring to have the larger stone set. The jeweler won’t be able to fit one large stone where 9 smaller stones used to be. Depending on the design of the ring, you may need just a new head or the entire ring may need to be remade. Can you post a picture so people can see what you mean?
As for the band, you can probably price wedding bands in the size and metal you want to get an idea, and tack a little extra on for labor.
Post # 4
What she said. 🙂 You’re going to be paying for all the metal, which is pretty high right now, and the labor.
I had a cluster ring changed to a single stone and it was about $175-ish. That was for the new head, setting the stone, and the obligatory rhodium plating when it was done. But the work I had done was pretty minimal, you’d be looking at more.